Religious Studies Program
Program Director: Joan Crist, Ph.D.
Faculty: Joan Crist, Ph.D.; Richard Morrisroe, J.D., D.Min.; John Shields, Ph.D.;
The Religious Studies Program offers a B.A. in Religious Studies, an A.A. in Religious Studies and a Certificate in Religious Studies. The courses are designed for and available to all students and for those who wish to major or minor in the discipline. The Religious Studies Program takes a contemporary, critical, and open approach. The courses focus on the Bible, the wealth of Christian tradition and history, current theology, spiritual life and the practical and social applications of theology. The Religious Studies Program integrates Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox traditions and studies Judaism, Islam and other Eastern religions in an academic atmosphere.
Religious Studies Mission
The Religious Studies Program at Calumet College of St. Joseph engages the student in the reflexive intellectual exploration of the fundamental realities and interrelationships of God, self, and world.
To broaden and deepen the student’s knowledge of religion.
To reflect upon religious experience in the contemporary world.
To think more clearly about some of the great questions about human existence.
To understand more completely one’s own religious traditions.
To make thoughtful and reasonable decisions about issues of faith, value and practice.
Contact Information Program Director: Eugene Finnegan
Telephone: (219) 473-4252
FAX: (219) 473-4259